Home-Start Hampshire

Giving Children the Best Start in Life

Useful Links

How to use this page

We have grouped together sets of useful links based on some broad criteria. They are shown in the panels below. Locate something you want to learn more about and click on the title or the small plus symbol to the right of each entry. The panel will expand to show you the information. If you choose another panel it will close the first, and open the seconds. The page is organised in this way to make it easier for mobile users to access the information.

Local Government Services

Hampshire County Council

Council Offices,
The Castle
SO23 8UJ
General Enquiries: 0300 555 1375 – 8.30am to 5pm
Web: https://www.hants.gov.uk/

Hampshire Social Care
Hampshire Family Information Directory

Local Food Banks in Hampshire

Ringwood Food Bank (Main Location)
Ringwood Foodbank
Unit 10a
Forest Corner Farm
BH24 3JW

Telephone 01425 600134

Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30 to 12:30

This is our postal address, we do not distribute food from here, please go to your nearest Distribution Centre
PHONE: 01425 600134
WEBSITE: http://ringwood.foodbank.org.uk/
EMAIL: info@ringwood.foodbank.org.uk


Ringwood, Wesley Church
The Wesley Centre
Christchurch Road
BH24 1DN
Directions via Google Maps

Mon: 11:30 – 13:30
Tue: Closed
Wed: 11:30 – 13:30
Thu: Closed
Fri: 11:30 – 13:30
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Verwood, United Reform Church
United Reformed Church
1a Manor Road
BH31 6DS

Directions via Google Maps

Mon: v11:30 – 13:30
Tu: Closed
Wed: 11:30 – 13:30
Thu: Closed
Fri: 11:30 – 13:30
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Fordingbridge, United Reformed Church

United Reformed Church
41 Salisbury Street
Directions via Google Maps

Mon: 12:30 – 14:30
Tue: Closed
Wed: 12:30 – 14:30
Thu: Closed
Fri: 12:30 – 14:30
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Portsmouth Foodbank (Main Location)
Portsmouth Foodbank
King’s Church Hall
Fraser Road

PHONE: 02392987976

WEBSITE: http://portsmouth.foodbank.org.uk
EMAIL: foodbank@kingschurchportsmouth.co.uk

Mon: 12:00 – 14:00
Tue: Closed
Wed: 12:00 – 14:00
Thu: Closed
Fri: 12:00 – 14:00
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Northend, Portsmouth

North End

North End Baptist Church
Powerscourt Road
PortsmouthPO2 7JH
Directions via Google Maps

Mon: Closed
Tue: 17:00 – 18:00
Wed: Closed
Thu: 13:00 – 15:00
Fri: Closed
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Pauls Grove, Portsmouth


Paulsgrove Baptist Church
1 Woofferton Road
PortsmouthPO6 4DW
Directions via Google MapsOPENING TIMES
Mon: Closed
Tue: Closed
Wed: Closed
Thu: 12:00 – 14:00
Fri: Closed
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

National Organisations

Association of Post Natal Illness
Offering women and families affected by post-natal illnesses support, education and information, via telephone helplines, online support of through postal services.


Web: https://apni.org/

Birth Trauma Association
Offering emotional and practical support to women suffering from Post Natal Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or birth trauma. It is estimated that in the UK alone, this may result in up to 20,000 women a year developing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Also, as many as 200,000 more women may feel traumatised by childbirth and develop some of the symptoms of PTSD.

Web: http://www.birthtraumaassociation.org.uk/

Care for the Family - help for bereaved parents
Care for the Family offer support for parents who have lost a child.
Through discussion with parents they have developed a list of ‘Dos and Donts’ which are useful for anyone working with or supporting
bereaved parents.  This list is available from the Home-Start Spelthorne Office.

website:  www.careforthefamily.org.uk


DrugWatch.com, a free web resource that provides health information guides for the entire family.

Please feel free to review our family guides:



Home-Start (UK National Office)
For more information about the national organisation of
Tel: 0800 068 6368
website: www.home-start.org.uk
Fire Safety
Last year over 200 people died in fires in the home.  You are at least
4 times more likely to die in a fire in the home if there is no working
smoke alarm.  500 children under the age of 11 are injured and 11
are killed in fires in the home in England every year.


In the event of a fire GET OUT, STAY OUT and call 999.

For information on fire safety see www.direct.gov.uk/firekills

Money Saving Expert
Useful advice making your money go further, special offers etc.
website: www.moneysavingexpert.com
NHS Direct
Useful site for information and advice from online medical staff.
Tel: 0808 2000 247
website:  www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk
NHS Services
Feeling poorly?  Had a minor accident?  Dont just go to A&E…
NHS services are available elsewhere so if it is not a serious emergency try the following:
PHARMACIST – Who is a health care professional and can provide advice and treatment for common conditions such as diarrhoea, headache, sore throat, coughs, minor illnesses and skin conditions.
GP – Your GP is your first point of call for on-going illnesses or injuries.
WALK-IN CENTRE – If you have an urgent but non-life threatening injury or illness, e.g. cuts, sprains, strains, minor burns or scalds.
To find the right treatment visit website:  www.nhs.uk
Provides advice and support to any person experiencing a mental health problem. MIND Also campaign to improve mental health services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Web: www.mind.org.uk

Pandas Foundation (Pre and Postnatal Depression Advice and Support)
PANDAS provice help to improve the lives of people affected by Pre (Ante) and Postnatal illness, for those living with Antenatal Depression, Postnatal Depression, OCD, Anxiety, Psychosis and their family and carers.  Advice and support is available.
Visit the website www.pandasfoundation.org.uk or see their Facebook page www.facebook.com/PANDASFoundation.
Rethink Mental Illness
A charity that believes a better life is possible for the millions of people affected by mental Illness. For 40 years it has brought people together to support each other through services, groups and campaign.

Web: www.rethink.org

Offering emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental health problems through their helpline, email services and their online Support Forum where people share their feelings and experiences.

Web: www.sane.org.uk

Sovereign Housing Association
Sovereign is a social business and one of the largest housing associations in the country, providing over 56,000 homes for around 130,000 people in housing need across the south and south west of England.

Web: www.sovereign.org.uk

Women's Aid
Working to end domestic violence against women and children.
Tel: 0808 2000 247    

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